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They were the first American League team to play in consecutive World Series since the New York Yankees did it from 1998 to 2001.

The Cardinals earned their postseason berth by winning the National League Wild Card on the last day of the regular season, and defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series and the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Championship Series to earn their World Series berth.

This Series was only the second time the Rangers and the Cardinals played each other; they met in regular-season interleague play in 2004, where the Cardinals won two games of a three-game series in Texas.

The Cardinals won the game in the 11th inning on a walk-off home run by David Freese.

The Series was also known for the blowout Game 3, in which Cardinals player Albert Pujols hit three home runs, a World Series feat previously accomplished only by Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth, and subsequently only by Pablo Sandoval (in 2012).

The Cardinals were supported by fans brandishing Rally Squirrel memorabilia to celebrate their new impromptu mascot acquired during the playoff run which they credited with turning the Cardinals' fortunes around.

This was the Rangers' second appearance in the World Series.

The Cardinals' last postseason appearance was in 2009, where they were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series.